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the replacement level. and that's causing concern for california's economy because the retirement population grows and there are fewer workers to replace them. in the meantime birth rates have gone up in texas, georgia and florida. >>> 7:35. the trial and a massive corruption case involving an entire southern california city starts this week. the mayor, vice mayor and four former council members from the city of bell are charged with misappropriation of city money. prosecutors claim the city leaders looted the city's treasury to pay themselves huge salaries. the biggest compensation package was for the city's chief administrative officer of $1.5 million. jury selection begins tomorrow. >>> some san francisco muni workers earned a lot of overtime in the last fiscal year. the "san francisco chronicle" reports one supervisor worked more than 2200 hours of overtime. that's the same as working a second full-time job. in 22 of the top 25 earners in the entire city worked for muni. muni's chief says most of the overtime is due to maintenance work being done when fewer vehicles are in service which is mos
spend on everything from education to public safety less as a share of the economy that has been true for a generation. that is not a recipe for growth. we have to do more to stabilize the finances over the medium and long-term, and also spur more growth in the short term. i have said i am hoping to making modest adjustments to programs like medicare to protect them for future generations. i also said we need more revenue for tax reform by closing loopholes for the wealthiest americans. if we combine a balanced package of savings from spending on health care and revenues from closing loopholes, we consult the deficit issue without sacrificing our investments in things like education that are going to help us grow. it turns out the american people agree with me. they listened to an entire year's debate over this issue, and they made a clear decision about the approach they prefer. they do not think it is fair to ask a senior to pay more for his or her health care or a scientist to shut down like that saving research so that a multi millionaire investor can take less in tax rates then a
now our economy is growing and our businesses are creating new jobs. we are poised for a good year. if we make smart decisions and sound investments. as long as washington politics and do not get in the way of america's progress. as i sat on the campaign, one component to growing our economy is shrinking our deficit and a balanced and responsible way. for nearly two years now, i have been fighting for such a plan. one that would reduce our deficit by four trillion dollars over the next decade which would stabilize our debt and our deficit and sustain us for the next decade. that would be enough not only to stop the growth of our debt and the size of our economy and make it manageable. education and job training in science and research and all of those things that help us grow. step-by-step, we have made progress towards that goal. over the past few years and signed into law 1.4 trillion dollars in spending cuts. two weeks ago i signed into law more than $600 billion in revenue by making sure the wealthiest americans began to pay their fair share. when you add the money that we will
on raising the debt ceiling or face an economy that could go haywire in a few months. the president held the last news conference of the first term focusing on the economy and calling on congress to allow more borrowing authority up against the debt ceiling. >> raising the debt ceiling does not authorize us to spend more. all it does is say that america will pay its bills. we are not a deadbeat nation. >> house republicans want spending cuts as part of a deal to lift the debt ceiling. without an agreement the country has until around march 1 before it may not be able to meet financial obligations. >> today is the one month anniversary of the deadly school shooting in newtown, connecticut. in washington, bay area members are among the group of democrats meeting with vice president biden about gun control. the vice president could turn over his proposals to president obama as early as tomorrow. >> a month ago today, the shooting massacre at sandy hook elementary school shocked the nation. and re-ignited a fierce battle over america's relationship with guns. tomorrow, vice president biden w
the economy. the government has hit its borrowing limit again. and is expected to run out of ways to pay bills by early march. >> frigid party seven degrees in half moon bay. 39 and concord. the the seven- tomorrow but 37 right now what happened bay this warming trend will continue. finally, and we could finally get a bit more mild temperatures as this week progresses'. that stormtracker is well to the north of us we're not going to see any green. calm wind that combination is providing very chilly conditions. 28 in napa, 29 in santa rosa. 42 in san francisco. in vallejo, 29. 28 in fairfield. 30's in concord, pleasanton. this frees warning in effect and frost advisories for the bayshore. freezing in sunnyvale. that freeze warning and frost advisories continues. for the north bay, the inland valleys and the bayshore. take a look these frosty windshields. certainly, you are going to want to take your time tomorrow for the afternoon, temperatures are going to be improving. 50s for the most part. 56 in santa rosa. 54 and concord. they look at your extended forecast with warmer weather. but not to
dan kerman is here to explain. >> when the economy outwith the economy in the dolldrums three years ago, congress created the payroll tax holiday, which cut the payroll tax from 6.2% to 4.2%.for 2011 and 2012. meaning more money in your paycheck to spend to help get the economy going. well that so called holiday expired at the end of last year. meaning your payroll tax goes back up 2% meaning less take home pay. here's what it means. households making between 40 and 50 thousand dollars will see 579 dollars less this year. those making between 50 and 75 thousand dollars will see about 822 dollars less this year. those making between 75 and 100 thousand dollars will pay 1,206 more in tax, or 100-dollars a month the big question is, will this impact the economy? since consumers have less in their paycheck each week, even if it's 25$ a week, will they spend less? some forecasters say definitely. others say we've paid this rate for years and this 2-percent will have little impact over the long term. especially when you consider that middle class tax rates are not going up. >> pam: now th
congress to act now on raising the debt ceiling or face an economy that could go haywire in a few months. the president held the last news conference of the first term focusing on the economy and calling on congress to allow more borrowing authority up against the debt ceiling. >> raising the debt ceiling does not authorize us to spend more. all it does is say that america will pay its bills. we are not a deadbeat nation. >> house republicans want spending cuts as part of a deal to lift the debt ceiling. without an agreement the country has until around march 1 before it may not be able to meet financial obligations. >> today is the one month anniversary of the deadly school shooting in newtown, connecticut. in washington, bay area members are among the group of democrats meeting with vice president biden about gun control. the vice president could turn over his proposals to president obama as early as tomorrow. >> a month ago today, the shooting massacre at sandy hook elementary school shocked the nation. and re-ignited a fierce battle over america's relationship with guns. tomorrow, vi
to do. we have an economy that we so continues to grow, and won't to make sure we do everything to help that growth and continue to bring down unemployment. so, i have my offices open in the district, offices open in washington and ready to work. >> were you upset the applecart when you took on poet stark longtime california congressman and the democratic establishment in congress was behind him. resentment? lingering? any problems back there with you coming on? >> no, not at all. in fact, just last week, i was asked by the democratic house leadership to be an assistant wipp -- whip. i will be assisting the house leadership and growing our economy and i am excited to do that. i bring experience from having been a local city council member and a courtroom prosecutor, i think, especially when we talk about reasonable gun safety measures, i have been a big supporter of that. i have been working with my freshmen colleagues to take measures to protect the second amendment, but reduce gun violence in america. >> gun violence, obviously, a very hot topic right now in congress. >> yeah. >> what
is messing around with the full faith and credit of the united states. it would be bad for the economy when we played that game of russian roulette back in august of 2011. you could see the economy decline. you could see job creation going away. i'm with newt gingrich on this one. newt gingrich had taken a strong position that we should not use, that the republicans should not use the debt ceiling as leverage in this cutting spending. let's use the continuing resolution. let's use the sequester, but don't use the debt ceiling. that's a bad idea. >> president said he won't negotiate on the debt ceiling. >> i think he's right on that. >> senator, thank you. good to see you. >> thank you. nice to see you all. >>> and we spoke to supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. she spoke with scott pelley about her new york city home and reputation as a tough corporate lawyer. >> you write in your book that one day one of the associates one of your colleagues was on the telephone, and he described you, your words, not mine as one tough -- >> his words. >> as one tough bitch. >> yea
economy could dip, throwing all of the numbers off. >> that's going to have a very significant effect on revenues in california. >> reporter: the govern's budget that was released last thursday will be revised or updated in may. that is when we will truly know if our surplus plus has grown with the economy, or if it has dropped. >>> it doesn't look like survivors who filed lawsuits against pg & e are for the deadly san bruno explosion will go to trial. during a hearing in san mateo county superior court today, attorneys said they have come up with a process that should take about 90 days to settle the remaining legal claims. about 320 residents filed suit, and so far mediation efforts have netted settlements for some 120 plaintiff. >>> family members and politicians are calling for more resources to prevent military suicide as the number of suicides last year surged. numbers obtained from the pentagon show there were 349 suicides by service men and women in 2012. that's almost one a day, and also 48 more than the year before. military experts say the total may climb before it falls,
ceiling. >> reporter: he said if washington fails to act on the debt creel, the national economy could dip, throwing all of the numbers off. >> that's going to have a very significant effect on revenues in california. >> reporter: the govern's budget that was released last thursday will be revised or updated in may. that is when we will truly know if our surplus plus has grown with the economy, or if it has dropped. >>> it doesn't look like survivors who filed lawsuits against pg & e are for the deadly san bruno explosion will go to trial. during a hearing in san mateo county superior court today, attorneys said they have come up with a process that should take about 90 days to settle the remaining legal claims. about 320 residents filed suit, and so far mediation efforts have netted settlements for some 120 plaintiff. >>> family members and politicians are calling for more resources to prevent military suicide as the number of suicides last year surged. numbers obtained from the pentagon show there were 349 suicides by service men and women in 2012. that's almost one a day, and also
. >> what's the biggest misconception about our economy? >> is that the did he haeficit biggest problem we face. the deficit is not the biggest problem we face. the biggest problem we face is jobs. and wages. >> for decades we've been told don't tax the upper class because the less tax they have, the better it is for the middle class. true or false? >> false. the idea of the job creators belies -- the truth about the economy is the vast middle class, everybody is aspiring to join the middle class, they are the job creators because their spending creates jobs. >> we've been sold on this for years. >> i don't know why they've been sold on this. trickle-down economics, the idea if you give more tax breaks to people at the top and companies at the top, you're going to create jobs, has been proven over and over again to be false. >> some amazing insight. what's next for robert reich? he says if the president asks, he would go back to washington. as for now he loves teaching at cal and just released his latest book called "beyond outraged. "you can find the segment on nbcbayarea.com/the intervie
. that trend is a concern for california's economy. as the retirement population grows and fewer workers to replace them. >>> the 49ers san francisco now know they will face the falcons for the right to go to the super bowl. the falcons got to the championship game by beating the sea hawks on a late field goal. now the falcons are the number one seed so the 49ers have to travel to atlanta before sunday's game. sports stores in san francisco were busy over the weekend with fans snapping up any 49ers gear they could get especially collin kaepernick jerseys. >> i'm excited. kaepernick is doing their thing. the whole organization is doing their thing. >> collin kaepernick touchdown celebration also sparked a new trend called kaepernicking. he flexes his arms and kisses his bicep. he has retweeted several pictures. you can see of fans giving their take on the celebration. >>> now the 49ers and falcons will play sunday right here on ktvu channel 2. our coverage begins right after mornings on 2 with nfl championship chase at 10:00 a.m.. kick off is just after noon. you can also find more on the
force should help stimulate the economy and after criticism over low pay and benefits it helps boost the retailers image. >>> the san francisco law that requires public construction projects hire a percentage of local workers is set to success the city could expand it. now city manager john wants lower requirement for tech companies that want tax breaks. right foul those employers only have to show they are trying to hire locals for some entry level jobs. >>> lance armstrong doping and deception could cost him millions of dollars. the u.s. postal service sponsored his team from 1990 to 2004. the government has rejected his offer to give back $5 million. armstrong's confession airs to tomorrow. but the world antidoping agency says it will take more than a tv interview. >>> the board of supervisors gave initial approval to a ban on smoking at fairs and festivals including the fillmore jazz festival. promotions would have to mention no smoking is allowed at though events. it would also require one no smoking sign and announcements every two hours at the event. the idea needs final appro
. >> the recovering the economy and high gas prices are driving record riders ship on bart. >> but the increase in passengers could bring problems as the transit district does not act to increase its capacity and rejuvenate its aging infrastructure. >> bart riders it has increased 6% over last year of the agency only anticipated a rise of about 2%. >> bart officials say to handle growth without dismissing service it needs to, the agency needs to beef up orders new train cars and increase capacity of platforms at the busiest bart stations. >> many of the times by a $18 million over budget and the first year mayor ed lease administration. >> officials say overtime work more than double the salary of some in the employes, with one muni mechanic raking in an extra $160,000. >> employees say a lot of the overtime and for working to get many new train control system operating. >> overall, many as 22 of the city's top 25 overtime wage earners, far outpacing the usual leaders to work in police and fire. >> we now know, the lance the falcons will face off against the san francisco 49ers next sunday. >>
or not to do. >> reporter: if washington fails to act on the debt ceiling the national economy could -- [no audio] >> reporter: because of the potential risks to our state budget that is one reason they say they want to create that $1 billion reserve and where the budget stands, that will be better known in may when we will know if the surplus has grown. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 49er fans are looking forward to a huge game this weekend. if they win they will go to their 6th super bowl. saturday night the 9ers destroyed the packers and a lot of fans are confident they will do well against the falcons. the championship game is sunday in the georgia dome and fans are optimistic even though the last time the 49ers won a road plaintiff game was 24 years ago. >> it is exciting wherever they win. there, here, no matter what it is still great. >> 49ers gear is selling fast. we checked with sf sports in san francisco, they say they are completely sold out of colin kaepernick jerseys. ktvu channel 2 news will have coverage of the championship game on sunday at 9:30 a.m. with championsh
and if congress does not act on the debt ceiling, the national economy could fall and that would have a negative affect on california's budget numbers. they revealed a budget surplus in many years and that's thanks to a new tax revenue from proposition 30 as well as spending cuts. >>> the social media is buzzing about a possible announcement by facebook. janine de la vega joins us now from menlo park with more on a mystery event that is going to take place in just a few hours, good morning. >> reporter: good morning pam, we did see several news vehicles and as the morning goes on the area is expected to fill up and that's because at 10:00 a.m. facebook is anticipating a news conference to unveil something. we don't know what that something is just yet but they say come see what we are building. most people agree they are not talking about an actual building even though they are expanding their campus. some analysts are shooting down the idea of a phone because mark zuckerberg said a phone does not make sense. facebook is his top pry yourty and -- priority and he may unveil a search engine so use
. >>> in silicon valley, the technology economy, there's a reason we call things version 2.0. sometimes things need a little adjustment before they're ready to re-roll out. >> at this point there's no word on whether passengers on friday's flight will be rerouted. air india has grounded its dreamliners for the time being. >>> san jose are telling parents to be on the lookout for a man who tried to rip a child out of her mother's arms yesterday. this is a sketch of the suspect. an east san jose mother told her the suspect came up to her and her children in their front yard yesterday afternoon. she told us she knew something was wrong when he kept saying how beautiful her children were. shortly after he grabbed the 2-year-old daughter by the feet. >> when he knelt down, he grabbed my daughter by her feet, by her -- her ankles, and he -- i kind of picked her up. as she fell back on me, we were tugging at each other. and her bottoms were falling off. and then eventually her boots fell off. >> the mother didn't want to be identified there on camera. the mother was able to wrestle her daughter away and r
.s. economy and japan nikkei was up only slightly and they look to the yen as a good sign for exports. trading yesterday, the dow jones industrial average started today at 13511 and right now it looks like a little bit of a higher opening across the board for all three major index. apple gained more than 4% closed at $500 a share boosting the nasdaq. apple's stock is down 28% from its all-time high last september but the cupertino based company remains worth $471 billion and right now it looks like it will trade up to $2 a share this morning. >>> on the bay area, movies about steve jobs and they are about to premier. >>> a great white shark encounter caught on tape by some nervous fishermen, how long it stuck around their boat. >>> and plus you can get the morning's top stories while you are sleeping send straight to your cell phone at 6:00 a.m. text the word wake up by 70123. iyin)Ñ)ogóçÑóçíç'Ñy?oo . >>> two australian fishermen had a good look at a great white. they were fishing when this big guy circled their boat bouncing along the side of their boat even putting its nose on the e
guy. i'm just -- i'm just a victim of this economy. >> reporter: but the tenants say they are the real victims in this case. in san francisco, i'm da lin, cbs 5. >>> well, it is the go to website before going out. now yelp will offer more than food reviews. cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts on the additional information being offered to diners in san francisco. >> reporter: when it comes to eating out, clean is just as important as the cuisine. >> it's definitely important to me how clean a restaurant is. it's very important. >> you don't want to go into a restaurant and end up with ptomaine poisoning. >> reporter: well, starting this week san francisco diners will have one more protection against food-borne illnesses. yelp will now post the san francisco health department inspection results next to their reviews and star ratings. so your standard search will also include the numerical grade given to the restaurant from 0 to 100 on its last inspection. >> anything from the structural condition of the restaurant to if there's
the failure to raise the debt ceiling would send shock waves through the economy both national and global. that being said, president obama only fanned the flames today painting a picture of government catastrophe based on the facts seems a bit trumped up. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. >> reporter: in the first press conference of his second term, president obama wasted little time scaring the day lights out of millions of americans who rely on government paychecks for one service or another, of the consequences of a u.s. default. >> may not be able to pay our troops or honor our contracts with small business owners. food inspectors, air traffic controllers, specialists who track down nuclear materials wouldn't get their paychecks. >> reporter: the president's statement is speculative and not true because, frankly, no one knows what programs will be short changed if the u.s. can't meet its payment obligations. it's never happened before. but here is what we do know courtesy of the bipartisan policy center. if congress fails to raise the debt ceiling the gove
but not with the economy hanging in the balance. >> full faith credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. >>reporter: president challenge is a lot of people we talked to today had no real grasp of what it meant to raise the debt ceiling f.congress raises the debt cell what does it do. puts us more in debt. >> it allows him to borrow more money. >>reporter: half the people we talked to had no idea what the debt ceiling was. she blamed lawmakers. >> i believe honestly they make things purposely confuse to go do whatever they want. >>reporter: so if the president wants to turn up the heat on house republicans he has to make the issue clear and as bruce explains, republicans need to decide if they really want to stand their ground on this issue at the risk of economic down tivrnlt i think a lot has to do yes tea party you want to make a case is this the time to do it and right way to do it. that i think is boehner responsibility to explain that to his caucus members. my unitsing that's what he's planning to do over the next couple days. >>reporter: tea party express issued a sta
and oakland last 71,700 jobs. >>> walmart rolled out a plan it says will jump start the u.s. economy including hiring veterans. they plan on hiring veterans, buying $50 billion worth of american made goods and helping part time workers transition into full time positions. >> facebook made its big announcement today and it wasn't quite as big as some people had hoped. robert handa is telling us about the new feature. >> reporter: the announcement there would be an announcement got the attention of literally the world today. the actual announcement here generated mixed feelings. news agencies from around the world came to facebook's mystery announcement today. founder and ceo mark zuckerberg unveiled graph search that will allow users to search the social network's database through their own friends post and help members zero in on other members who share interests. >> before having tools like this that was really just one half of the equation. people are going to have the ability to make these new connections. it's a new thing. >> reporter: tech analyst says it could help facebook and attract c
, the national economy could dip and that would likely have a negative effect on california's budget numbers. push >> the biggest risk to our forecast or the analysts' forecasts could come next month and that's from washington, d.c. >> the 2013 budget release by governor brown showed a surplus for the first time in many years and that was thanks to new tax revenue from proposition 30 as well as spending cuts. >>> oakland police investigating a shooting that seriously injured one man. it happened about 8:00 last night on crest avenue. neighbors say they heard about 30 rounds from what sounded likes an automatic assault rifle. the victim ran. he was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition. so far no arrests have been made. >>> well, oakland's police chief and the mayor, they are working now to stop the surge in violence. 11 people were wounded in shootings over the weekend, six people have been killed so far this year. the police are blaming a lot of the violence on a feud between rival gangs. it started when a young woman was killed last summer. since then, howard jordan says g
point man on the economy. don't miss "this week" with george stephanopoulos coming up at 8:00 right here on abc7. >>> coming up next, a huge turnout, perhaps the biggest ever, for a bay area gun show. why so many people are stocking up. and later, more flu concerns as worries the flu continues to spread and vaccines run low all over the country. >> >>> huge lines and long waits for ammunition and guns are expected again today at the crossroads of the west gun show. it's in daly city. abc7 news reporter thomas ramon was there yesterday and has a look at the crowds at the cow palace. >> i cannot believe the number of people and cars. >> he is as shocked at the turnout as the organizers of the gun show at the cow palace. thousands came to daly city, many for the same reason and same concern. jalen just bought an ar-15 assault rifle. >> we need to get them now before they take them away. >> did you just buy this? >> i have three at home. this is the fourth. >> there's like 500 people in line just to get ammunition. >> many say the reason for the huge turnout and the discussion going on in wa
workers have jobs. this is a big part of our economy. people feel more and wealthier when their home is doing well. >> let's talk about bowling. to this is dominating the headlines. we have already had japan ground their planes and now york. ethiopia is starting to the ground theirs as well. what is the situation with bowling? >> and boeing is one of those companies that is one of the greatest. they are almost like dale. this is a japanese battery maker and this seems to be the biggest problem. death a a burly cleared the plan is two months ago and worldwide regulators are ground the planes. i do not like this because there's too much of a chance of recalls. short- term, boeing is a risk. but they will not go out of business and the plane will figure out its problems. you probably wil >> thank you rob. we will be visiting with you a began talking about the winners and losers later. the >> we're taking a look at van ness ave. >> we have several spots in the upper 20s. it is clear conditions for most of us perry ed it is patchy frost and the impossibility of black eyes in the north bay
investors more optimistic about the economy. the dow is up 69. the nasdaq is up 18. s&p up 7. >>> an influential group of business leaders is pushing for an increase in the full retirement age. the business round table made up of large company's ceos -- companies' secretary of state, says the retirement age should gradually go up to 70. the group is proposing the older retirement age apply for both social security and medicare. members also want to partially privatize healthcare for older americans. they say their plan to help preserve social security and medicare for all americans. >>> 8:44. let's bring you up to date on some of the other top stories we're following for you right now. algerian forces reportedly raided a natural gas plant trying to free dozens of foreign hostages including americans held by militants. but the militants say 35 hostages and 15 kidnappers were killed by algerian military helicopters. they also say that seven hostages including two americans survived. no comment yet on this by the algerian government. >>> back this country, notre dame football st
, 2009, the president is still struggling with the slow economy, high unemployment and voters' lack of trust and confidence in washington. >> we are poised for a good year if we make smart decisions and sound investments. and as long as washington politics don't get in the way of america's progress. >> before the hard work of the second term begins, the obamas will squeeze in a little bit of fun. in 2009 the president and first lady had a whirlwind night on the town. ten inaugural balls. this year there are just two official balls. one is expected to draw more than 35,000. ♪ they will groove to the sounds of katie perry, smoky robinson, usher, and brad paisley. >> and i like a good party. >> but it could be an early night. the president has a job to do the next day. >> it's been a busy and productive four years. i expect the same for the next four years. >> karen traverse, abc news, washington. >> our coverage of the inauguration begins monday at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of good morning america. we will also have live streaming coverage at abc7 news.com starting at 6:30 mo
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about both the u.s. and chinese economies. in europe both the uk and french markets are up. germany down' fraction. checking in on our numbers right now i'm look hack the the futures. and it does look like a pretty mixed opening this morning for us. that is after a decent day yesterday. s & p 500 close to 1500. so we'll have a better look as we get closer to the opening bell. >>> time now 5:18. a shark attack in hawaii? people are cautiously getting back into the water. where the shark went after a surfer and what kind of shark it was. >>> a night of fun in costumes at the lady gaga concert. there was also a serious message for concert goers. >>> you can wake up with ktvu every morning. get the mornings top stories that develop while you were sleeping sent straight to your cell phone. every weekday morning 6:00 a.m.. get your ktvu morning wake up call by texting the word wakeup to 70123. [ male announcer ] are you a business traveler who can withstand the perils of air travel? can you survive change fees? blackout dates? boarding in mobs? do you actually, in a weird way, kind of enjoy ru
the economy was it down it would be difficult for things to provide those perks, outings, breakfast, lunch. was that difficult? >> we have a partnership with " to go green ". and to listen to all our employees what should we be spending our money on. it often came to things like day today process where if somebody can go out in the community and to donate their time and we will be giving them a day they pay. that does not cost us much but it's got great feedback. so, a lot of it is listening >> susan, i was wondering if this could be the thing that you were looking for as far as criteria from your employees. >> absolutely. we look of the best companies. we listen to what the employees to say and will listen to what the company says. really, what is important for the company and the performance is the people. that balance is very important we have extraordinary companies. like dreamworks. they have amazing practices it is about keeping and hiring great people. >> and tell us a little bit about the business culture has changed. over the past several years were workers are trying to adapt. >>
is part of california's economy. last year she created something called privacy enforcement and protection units in the attorney general's office and this is lawyers specifically designated to look into online privacy issues. also last month, the attorney general sued delta because their fly delta app was collecting names, e-mails, and for flyer mile information without a privacy policy. so basically this report that she came out with on friday could be entitled, how not to get sued like delta. if they are found guilty of violating the privacy protection act, they could suffer $2,500 in fines per violation. so that can be a ton of money based on the number of people that use the apps. >> that's a whole new frontier? >> reporter: it is. one more thing. [ inaudible ] >> whatever. >> especially before you go with the practical effect. >> there are going to be pop- ups that you will be able to pay attention to or not. most of us are going to not. having said that, a lot of the app makers are angry that they are going to have to go through th
. >> reporter: good morning. the economy very happy to hear that. we saw a better-than-expected rise in retail sales in december up .5% overall from the month of november. that was better than expected given all the stress regarding the "fiscal cliff" threats and when you lock at the best performing category cars and trucks, 1.6% up overall in 2012 the best year for auto sales since 2007. the numbers overall would have been even better if you strip out a 1.6% decline in the price of gas. now, when it comes to that decline in gas prices, that led to lower inflation on wholesale side of the equation. the producer price index fell two-tenths of a percent last month from the month before. overall, wholesale side inflation in 2012 up only 1.3%. that compared to a 4.7% inacross in 2011 falling gas prices certainly helping out at the end of the year. stock market coming off a mixed day and looking at a lower open this morning. continuing concern over techs including apple and iphone 5 demand in the holiday quarter. a look at the big board the dow is down 2
reporter jason brooks joins us with more. >> reporter: we have some good news on the economy this morning. starting out with a labor department report that first time weekly unemployment claims fell by 37,000 to 335,000. lowest point in five years. four-week average down to 3359,000 meaning there's more hiring than firing. january is tough to figure out because of temporary holiday jobs that tend to go away at this time but this might indicate that some retailers are holding on to some of those employees a little longer perhaps even permanently. also good news on the housing market which just continues its recovery. commerce department reporting that housing starts in december were up over 900,000, more than 12% increase from the month before. and overall in 2012 up about 28% over the starts that we saw in 2011. prices are also on the increase and we're seeing fewer foreclosures. earnings are starting to roll in for the 4th quarter and ebay posted a nice quarter topping earning expectations thanks to big gains in its paypal unit. revenue ca
factor for the drop of immigration from latin america may be the bad economy. a man tried to kidnap a three year-old boy and the middle of the mall in the middle of a store. luckily, the mom spotted him and now we have details about who they are looking for. we will be right back. >> looked back as 829 and looking at the weather here is erica. >> it is sunny but kind of hazy. remembered today as a winter spare the air day, no wood burning out loud. a lot of you probably wish you could because we have several cases in the upper 20s. 34 out the door in san francisco and into the afternoon sunny and warm conditions. mid to upper 50s for most of us and the south bay's bats. it will not be as cold as the past couple of nights. as we transition into the weekend we will have full details on what to expect in my next report. 830 and let's check back with george. >> not tracking any hot spots but the bay bridge ride drive times are holding at 18 to 22 minutes. the bridge was an early morning hot spot along the last several days and it has cleared out. the right to the san mateo bridge still
. and then get washington out of the way so that the economy can take off. they're their are good signs that the economic recovery is getting into a fairly healthy territory. but the threat to confidence, the uncertainty around the recurring crises we've had over the debt limit, over the fiscal cliff have been an impediment. if he can get that out of the way, he could then move to some of his other priorities and watch the economy grow over the next couple of years. >> i want to talk about the priorities in a second. you brought up this standoff. you know, one point, of course, there were democratic majorities in the house and senate, making it much easier to get some of those priorities through. now he only has the senate. how will that affect the president's wish list in the second term? >> well, he has the good fortune on the immigration issue which is one of his big priorities after the economic recovery and growth. from the fact that republicans know from the recent election results that they need to get healthy with hispanic voter. they were way on the downside of that growing con
to the improving economy and high gas prices bart riders ship has skyrocketed more than 366 366,000 passengers each weekday last year. this year 391,000 per week day. >> the san francisco police department released a sketch of a man who attacked in the mission district-- at tacked a woman . >> the sketch of a suspect, to to sexually assault a 31 year old woman back in january 6th. >> just before 3 in the morning, the woman was walking down to their street for church, when a man lunged at her grabbing her head bring to the ground. >> he described as an asian or hispanic male, 25 years of age, with the buzz haircuts and is light beard. >> the san mateo county narcotics task force arrested a man who officials say is suspected of selling illegal firearms out of his house and car. >> police arrested antonio infante that is all on spears avenue on friday. >> he is a convicted felon, which prohibits them from owning a firearm. >> police recovered to revolvers, one semi- automatic handgun and and sks assault rifle. that is what you're looking at here. what bart is also recovered hundreds of rounds of ammun
economy. home builder confidence holding steady at a seven-year high. taking a live look at the big board. the dow is down 26. the nasdaq up 7. s&p is flat. >>> a chinese factory will start making one model of jeep. chrysler isn't saying which model it will be. but the vehicles made in china will be sold in that country. chrysler sold 50,000 suvs in champion last year. the jeeps will be made by a company that's already building fiats in china and fiat owns chrysler. >>> let's brick up up to date on some of the other top stories we're following for you. we're minutes away from hearing president obama's plan to reduce gun violence. the president will tell us what he wants from congress as ally el -- as well as the executive actions he's prepared to take on his own. the president is tu to speak at 8:55. ktvu will bring it to you live. we'll stream it live at ktvu.com. >>> well, the mayor of london says it's too early to know the exact cause of today's deadly helicopter crash right in the heart of london during rush hour. the helicopter hit a crane on top of a tower. the pilot of the helicopt
the economy. on wall street. the dow soared 84-points to close just shy of 13- thousand-600. the nasdaq jumped up 18- points. and the s-and-p-500 gained eight points. to close at another five-year high. chav >> jacqueline: we did see some temperatures in the 50s and 60s. this unseasonably warm weather will continue for the weekend. temperatures are still chilly in some areas. 30's with upper 30's as we go towards the weekend. low 40's. for the afternoon highs, plenty of 60s. through the weekend and as we see this area of high pressure. it is well to the north. no rain for several days. this will stay intact for wednesday of next week. we will enjoy mild temperatures and still some areas that are chilly. santa rosa, in napa. 28 in fairfield. we could see freezing fog again. temperatures are going to certainly reflect that with concord, pleasanton. freezing, below freezing. take a look at the bay shores. nearly 40's. and for the south bay. 434 san francisco tomorrow morning. it will be warming up tomorrow, 43-4 san francisco. and campbell. san jose, for the inland valleys it will be mainly in th
optimistic about the economy. >> here is a look at the closing numbers. the dow soared 84 points to close to shy of 13,600. the nasdaq jumped up 18 points. and the s&p 500 gained a point to close at another five year high. >> we will have more at the opening bell at 6:30 a.m.. >> toyota motor co. says, it has settled what is to be the first of hundreds of lawsuits claiming the deaths and injuries were caused by problems in toyota vehicles. >> the problems sudden an unintended acceleration in toyota vehicles. the company reached an agreement in the wrongful death case, brought by the family of paul van alfen. and charlene jones lloyd. >> there were killed when their toyota camry slammed into a wall in utah back in 2010. the van alfen case was to be the first of hundreds tried. >> yelp is going to start displaying health inspection information about restaurants, bars, and cafes on its review side. >> san francisco will be the first city in the country to post a new health stores are yelp. >> so how restaurantare restaurn san francisco reacting to the news that their health inspection rating
. in this economy, i do not think we need to close any more businesses. thank you. [applause] >> i am a police officer here. thank you for coming out. you're one of the few congressmen who is taken the initiative to do this. you called sandy hook begun tragedy. it was a human tragedy. -- a gun tragedy. it was not. it was a human tragedy. you lost for solutions. i am not going to stand up here and lecture -- asked for solutions. i am not going to stand up here and lecture. i will say i carry ar-15 and my car every day. -- in my car every day. i find it deplorable that my wife may not be able to when i am gone. she cannot protect yourself, she does not need it, but i do, and you do? everyone should have the ability to protect themselves if needed. the solution, i know you guys are doing the best you can with what you have -- they need more for mental health. i cannot tell you how many they're doing all they can, but they need more. parents need to start taking responsibility and raising their children so that i do not have to. [applause] >> my name is peter. i am occurred veteran, soldier in the
to leave the pentagon. s he has fought to protect the economy. and he is expected to return to california next month. >>> some scary moments for people at three separate gun shows yesterday. here in raleigh, north carolina, a shotgun accidentally fired. he brought it to the gun show to sell s and he didn't unload the ammunition. another man shot himself in the hand. in medina, ohio, the handgun he was checking was loaded when he pulled the trigger and it was discharged. it wounded a bystander in the arm and leg. >>> hundreds of gun activists protested at the capital. ♪ >> the event was one of several pro gun protests nationwide. many of the activists say ban on proposed weapons and high clips are a way to chip away at the second amendment right. they spiked 60% in two years. the press democrat reports firearms dealers in sonoma county sold 700 guns a day. this came touring a crop in crime. >>> no money will be handed out at marin county. because the program ran out of cash. 300 were turned in last week. they gave them the allotted money and they need to raise $60,000 to carry the nongua
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